This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2019.
All modules are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software.
Duration: 02:00:00 Type: CPD modules Level: Qualified Nurses, Students
Sherri Ogston-Tuck, Senior lecturer, adult nursing, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester.
Read this learning module to update your knowledge and skills in the administration of subcutaneous injections. The evidence base in this area is reviewed and a framework for safe practice provided.
Injections are routinely administered by nurses in acute care settings and in the community. Nurses require a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, pharmacological principles and equipment, and potential risks to the patient of injections. Nurses should also take an active approach to patient assessment before injecting medicines. This learning module provides an evidence-based review of injection administration, with particular reference to subcutaneous injections, and suggests a framework for best practice.
Please note that information provided by RCNI Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory Code.